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Old 11-13-2016   #31
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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

I feel that Silent Hill 3 ended the series beautifully. No need for more. Silent Hills looked great, and I'm pissed it was cancelled, but as with The Room it could have been a standalone horror game rather than an instalment in the series. The core story arc is over, and revisiting the same town over and over rids it of mystery.

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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

I think it was a mistake to keep making Silent Hill games (or anything else) after the third one. Better to make similar games if you must.

I thought Death Stranding would replace Silent Hills but Del Toro isn't involved.

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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

I'm surprised no one has mentioned Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the few excellent "Lovecraftian" games out there. Frictional Games have a keen eye for good horror.

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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

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I'm surprised no one has mentioned Amnesia: The Dark Descent, one of the few excellent "Lovecraftian" games out there. Frictional Games have a keen eye for good horror.
I tried playing it on my high-end laptop, but the switchable graphics card was giving problems. The game would detect the integrated graphics chip, which sucks, but it could not detected the video card. I tried everything but nothing worked.

I bought it during the Steam sale for very cheap, but I asked for a refund in disappointment.
If you own a PS4 and you have the funds, download Soma - you won't regret it. Imagine a horror game firmly grounded in the philosophy of mind.

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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

Wow! Amnesia is coming to the PS4 this month!

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Re: Bloodborne and H.P. Lovecraft

I want to replay Shattered Memories. I think it's the only post-SH3 game, along with SH4, I'd possibly consider to have a solid story. As with SH4 it is flawed and sort of its own thing, and would have benefited without the Silent Hill name, but I'd take those side stories over the hollow fan service of Origins and Homecoming. I didn't even bother with Downpour.

The final boss of SH4 always reminded me of Neon Genesis Evangelion in its imagery.

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